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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Schäfer, Lothar, 1939-
In search of divine reality : science as a source of inspiration.
Fayetteville, [Arkansas] : The University of Arkansas Press, ©1997
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (254 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part 1. In Search of the Transcendental Elements of Human Knowledge: The Non-Rational and Non-Empirical Elements in Rational/Empirical Knowledge; Chapter 1. The Composite Nature of Knowledge; The Conceptual Foundations of Science; Establishing Facts; The Theorem of the Threefold Basis of Knowledge; The Transformation of Hume's Problem by the Involvement of the Self-Conscious Mind; Transcendental Knowledge. Part 2. In Search of Transcendental Physical Reality: The Non-Material, Non-Real, Non-Local, and Mind-like Components of Physical RealityChapter 2. The Wave-Particle Duality; Waves and Particles; The Conceptual Consequences; Transcendental Reality; Part 3. In Search of Transcendental Human Nature: The Non-Mechanical Aspects of Living Machines; Chapter 3. The Human Mystery; The Argument from Evolution; The Argument from Popper's Three-Worlds Hypothesis; The Argument from the Creation of a Self; The Argument from the Mystery of Conscious Perception; Chapter 4. Chance and Necessity. Tradition of Objectivity Versus Tradition of PurposeThe Laws of Physics and Chemistry; Against Eccles' Argument from Evolution; Against Eccles' Argument from the Creation of Self; Rejecting the Animist Covenant; Part 4. Divine Reality; Chapter 5. The Importance of the Self-Conscious Mind; The Interaction of Mind and Matter: Information as a Causal Agent; The Importance of the Self-Conscious Mind as a Basis for Knowledge; The Opening of the Universe; Chapter 6. Healing the Wound; Objective Knowledge in a Life with Values; The Significance of the Epistemological Paradox. 10. Some Aspects of the Nature of Quantum States11. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle; 12. The Surrealism of Superpositions of States: The Case of Schr©œdinger's Cat; 13. The Pauli Principle; 14. The epr Paradox; 15. The Non-Locality of the Universe; 16. Some Technical Details Concerning Bell's Theorem; 17. The Emergence of Historical Philosophical Views in Quantum Ontology; 18. Defining a Realistic View of the World; References.|
"In Search of Divine Reality . . . brings in elements of information and discussion that are extremely valuable and not easily found in other books." --Bernard d Espagnat, professor emeritus of